The Economy of Style – Sculptural Assemblage with Rachel Adams

Saturdays | 1300 – 1700

25th Nov & 2nd Dec


This experimental workshop will introduce you to concepts at the heart of contemporary sculptural practice, focussing on process and assemblage. In the first session Rachel Adams will introduce you to non-traditional sculptural materials and techniques such as tie-dye, macramé, and working with everyday found materials which you’ll use the following week to construct sculptural assemblages.  Rachel will then show you how the rules of Ikebana – Japanese flower arranging –can be used as a way of constructing and building your assemblages.

Rachel Adams’ work explores the relationship between furniture design, sculptural forms and decorative craft techniques, questioning the historical and cultural value of materials. Her objects combine a variety of traditional and DIY methods including macramé and tie-dye with contemporary commercial techniques such as laser cutting and vinyl printing. A constant source of inspiration the relationship of an object to a real or a sculpted human body: be that furniture, clothing or plinths.

Rachel studied at Edinburgh College of Art and the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford where she recently obtained her MFA. You can see more of Rachel’s work on her website.

Payment and booking can be made over the phone or online via Paypal. To book your place on any of these courses please contact or phone 0141 353 3708.


Discounts 20% Discounts are available for students and GSS members. 10% discounts are available for TWB tenants and benefits claimants.

Conditions No prior experience necessary but participants must be a minimum 16 years of age.

Cancellations If you are unable to attend a course or workshop, please inform us as soon as possible. Please note there is a cancellation fee of 10% on all bookings. Glasgow Sculpture Studios cannot refund any cancellation made less than 7 days prior to course start date.

Unfortunately, Glasgow Sculpture Studios may have to cancel courses or workshops. In such cases we will endeavour to contact you a minimum of seven days before your class is due to begin, place you on another course if convenient, or offer you a full refund.

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Please be aware that if you do miss sessions, these cannot be transferred to another course.

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